Orvieto, located in the Umbria region known as the “Green Heart of Italy,” is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful towns with its breathtaking panoramas, hills, vineyards, olive trees and medieval towers. Halfway between Rome and Florence, it is the perfect site to learn Italian, and Italian history and culture. You will learn/improve your Italian language skills as well as participate in cooking classes, art workshops, fashion seminars and community-based learning experiences with local volunteer organizations. Classes will be held at the renowned Study Abroad Programs in Italy School.
Credits earned will apply towards a Drew degree and can be used for the Foreign Language and General Education requirements, the Italian minor and special major. You will take a total of 8 credit-hours: the appropriate Italian language course and the Italian Culture/Community-Based Learning course.
You will register for one of the 4 credit language classes at the appropriate level. This will be determined by a placement test given at the beginning of the program in Orvieto.
|ITAL 181||Fundamentals of Oral and Written Italian I in Italy|
|ITAL 182||Fundamentals of Oral and Written Italian II in Italy|
|ITAL 281||Intermediate Italian in Italy|
|ITAL 380||Intermediate-Advanced Italian Language and Culture|
The following 4-credit course will allow you to explore Italian history and culture through three of the major areas for which Italy is famous in the world: Arts, Fashion, and Food. Activities will include cooking classes, art workshops, fashion seminars, projects, cultural excursions and exchanges with native speakers, singing and a talent show. There will also be a Community-Based Learning component that will give students the possibility to interact with local volunteer organizations in order to increase their civic, cultural and linguistic understanding while contributing to the mission of the organizations. Taught in Italian and English. Fulfills the following General Education requirements: Breadth/Humanities, Breadth/Interdisciplinary, Civic Engagement, Diversity International, Off Campus Experience
|ITAL 385||Italy 360: Arts, Fashion, Food and Community-Based Learning|
Dr. Emanuele Occhipinti, Associate Professor of Italian and Chair of the French and Italian Department, will supervise and coordinate all educational (teaching, syllabi, tests and final grades) and extracurricular activities, such as field trips, museum tours, and the weekend in Florence. He will always be available on site to ensure students’ general welfare.
Eight (8) credits of tuition (one language class and one culture/community-based learning class)
Airfare, lunches and 3 dinners per week, grammar book, incidentals and personal expenses are not included. *Students can also do extra activities for a small fee, based on interest and number of requests: Visit to an olive oil mill and oil tasting, wine tasting, singing lessons, leather workshop.
A completed application including an on-line faculty recommendation is required. You must be in good academic and disciplinary standing from the time of application until the end of the program. For additional information contact Professor Occhipinti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will enroll in ITAL 399 – Short-Term Program Seminar: Italian Culture (4 credits) Requirements Satisfied: Breadth: Interdisciplinary, Breadth: Humanities, Diversity: International, Off-Campus Experience, Italian minor and special majorThe unique structure of this program offers the possibility to become acquainted with one of the most fascinating areas in Italy, allowing students to discover and explore the “Magna Graecia” using a strong experiential approach. Teaching will be connected to multiple areas of inquiry (literary, historical, geographical, ethno- anthropological, gastronomical, and cultural) aiming to provide students with the tools to evaluate the modern world through the study of Western civilization. Classes will be held at the Fondazione Alario per Elea-Velia ONLUS – Ascea, Italy (near Salerno).
Dr. Emanuele Occhipinti, Associate Professor of Italian and Chair of the French and Italian Department, will supervise and coordinate all educational (teaching, syllabi, tests and final grades) and extracurricular activities. He will always be available on site to ensure students’ general welfare.
Dott.ssa Vincenzina Esposito, Deputy Director of the Fondazione Alario in Ascea and Coordinator of the English Key Project, will coordinate and supervise all activities. She will always be on site to ensure students’ general welfare.
ALL INCLUDED but airfare, incidentals and personal expenses
A completed application including an on-line faculty recommendation is required. You must be in good academic and disciplinary standing from the time of application until the end of the program. For additional information contact Professor Occhipinti, email@example.com.
All applicants are automatically considered for either a need or merit-based scholarship just by submitting an application. There is no other form that they need to complete. The scholarships range from $600 to $1,000.
The Coccia Foundation offers $2,000 every year to a very involved student in the Italian club, who participates in the Summer Programs in Orvieto/Florence and/or in Cilento/Amalfi Coast.